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morning with us. i'll see you at the top of the hour. "your bottom line" starts right now. >>> thanks. see you at the top of the hour. we're not in a recession. for many of you, it sure might feel like one. good morning, everyone. i'm christine romans. for a moment there it felt like things were turning around, stock market near all-time highs, housing market recovering and the economy adding jobs every month. now relief may have given way to a little bit of worry. here's why. it's starting to feel like a recession again, especially if you're living paycheck to paycheck, gas prices up nearly 50 cents in the past month. the fastest run-up, you're bringing homeless money, thanks to the expiration of the tax cut. you're getting about 60 bucks less every month. rents are rising, up 12 quarters in a row now. unemployment is still too high. if you were counting on an early tax refupd you have had to wait. because of the fiscal cliff fiasco, the irs did not start issuing refund checks until january 30th. a stretched consumer, a consumer who has no choice but to cut back. big companies you work fo
, this is "way too early." it's so good. thanks for being up with us this tuesday. we have a lot to talk about including a snub by c-pac. governor chris christie's invitation seems to be lost in the mail. why a 2016 contender won't be speaking out. the market drops 200 points after fears of gridlock in europe's third largest economy. we'll get a live report from london. first, a stand off from washington. $85 billion in spending cuts on friday. sound familiar? president obama and republicans have plenty to say. still just not saying it to each other. despite this so-called crisis, the two sides haven't spoken directly this week and have yet to meet face-to-face this calendar year. they plan to push the plans. john boehner rules autothe possibility of new taxes. >> i stand by those commitments to make the reforms for smart spending cuts. but we also need republicans to adopt the same approach to tax reform that speaker boehner championed two months ago. >> the president says we have to have another tax increase to avoid the sequester. well, mr. president, you got your tax increase. it's time to
it. it take us four years to get panama and south korea done. it was on the bush table. it took four years to negotiate and we didn't get anything else new. those trade agreements would do all kinds of things for exports. >> are you at all nostalgic about -- ge out of nbc and comcast is running it well. >> comcast has done a great job. look, the market said good for both companies. the market said comcast got a great bunch of assets. ge has more cash to do things with. time and men's fortunes change. you go with the flow. >> every time they do a deal, they say it's great for both parties. stock goes up in one case and down in the other. ge is in one, can use the money, comcast in another and actually worked. >> worked out well. comcast has a great set of assets now a ge has cash to invest in what they want to do. we all do it differently in our times. >> jack, we love you, on valentine's day especially. >> happy valentine's day. >> merger thursday with all these deals. huge day on wall street. almost $100 million in fees for the banks. center view bank. >> make sure you join us tomor
challenged. a new brown by pat brown called "the murder of cleopatra" uses criminal profiling and crime reconstruction to determine if her death was a murder, not a suicide. an interesting theory and reminds us that legends are just about instinct. in a world of camera phones, youtube, tmz, twitter, all of us are under intense scrutiny and we really do overshare. and yes, might seem strange for a journalist to be complaining about the loss of mystery, but while knowing the truth is important, to me it's legend that makes life so exciting. what will the future think of our era? they'll have no one to hold up as a legend. they'll see all the warts and nastiness and infighting and, ah, that's sad. anderson cooper 360 starts right now. >>> erin, thanks. i'm wolf blitzer filling in for anderson cooper. tonight, a diamond heist straight out of an action movie script. thieves in belgium make off with $50 million in diamonds in just minutes. a highly choreographed heist now the question who done it? also a follow-up on a 360 investigation involving a veterans hospital, contaminated water and mu
and rescued the child. >> reporter: nbc news learned a diversion airy device was used and the hostage rescue team endered through a door at the top of the bunker. >> it was by the grace of god, you know, he's okay. and that was the mission of every man and woman on this compound. >> reporter: the horrific ordeal now over for the 5-year-old. his parents and this community. kirk gregory, nbc news. >>> immigration reform goes front and center in washington today. president obama holds eye level talks. house members will tackle the issue on capitol hill. tracie potts joins us with a preview of both. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. let's start with the white house. today president obama sits down with civic groups and labor leaders and then separately with business leaders. they're talking about the economy and deficit reduction. but also in the context of how does immigration affect that? the president said he wants to do something about the 11 million people who are living and working in this country and have been doing so for years illegally. but republicans here, especially conservat
. >> welcome to "morning joe." it's tuesday, february 5th. with us senior political analyst mark halperin. >> i was going to do a three thumb fight but willie wasn't up for it. >> i'll beat you that on any day. msnbc analyst and visiting professor harold ford junior. >> good morning. >> it was funny stuff last night. >> it was funny except it's not fun funny. i guess he had to address all of david letterman's jokes. i interviewed chris christie for my book coming up in may very seriously about his weight and about how much those jokes hurt him. i guess he felt he had to do that to sort of, you know, break the ice with letterman. >> what do you mean those jokes hurt him? >> they hurt his feelings. >> i want to see another clip and see how hurt he is? he handles it very well. >> do you have family members who are also heavy? >> no. i'm the guy. >> you are the guy. >> i'm the guy. >> how is your health sxwlmpt if you went to a doctor today, what would the doctor say? >> startlingly good. >> how is your cholesterol? >> my cholesterol is normal, believe it or not. >> that's pretty good. >> what abou
for joining us. america live starts right now. >>> and we begin with a fox news alert out of the white house where president obama is about to make a statement on a dramatic series of automatic spending cuts that will hit in a few weeks' time if congress doesn't act. welcome to america live. i'm shannon bream in for me begigynkelly. sources tell fox news that president obama is expected to call for a small round of budget cuts that would buy congress more time to reach a larger agreement. that's because despite that fiscal cliff deal, we're still looking at these automatic cuts that were put into place to force lawmakers to deal with our debt crisis. that debt, our debt, the debt owed by every american taxpayer today stands at more than $16 trillion or roughly $140,000 for every single american household. our fox news digital politics editor and host of power play on foxnews.com is here live. chris, great t to see you today. >> you bet. >> the president will talk about making another shor short-term l and yet washington will be criticized for yet again kicking the can down the road. what new
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be kept in jail until a trial. >> robyn curnow is joining us now. an affidavit from reeva's best friend was also read in court. and i'm quoting, she said she could see a future with him. she said if oscar asked her to marry him, she'd probably say yes. so what was the reaction by pistorius and the rest of the courtroom, for that matter, when hearing that? >> you know, i wish we'd had video of it to show you. i mean, it was heartwrenching in many ways. oscar pistorius absolutely broke down in tears every time reeva's name was mentioned. and at that particular moment, he just sobbed and sobbed uncontrollably. at one point in the proceedings, i thought he was going to hyperventilate, that they'd need to get a medic in to try to assist him. he really was quite broken, quite traumatized, but the descriptions of how they were happy together, that, you know, perhaps she had thoughts of marrying him really, really touched him. and i think there was also that reminder that we still don't know whether he's innocent or guilty. you know, there's a lot of speculation out there at the moment. a lot o
. call or visit us online. we're ready to help. learn more with our free usaa retirement guide. call 877-242-usaa. >> i'm jim cramer, and welcome to my world. you need to get in the game. firms are going to go out of business and he's nuts! they're nuts! they know nothing! i always like to say there's a bull market somewhere. "mad money," you can't afford to miss it. hey, i'm cramer. welcome to "mad money," welcome to cramerica. other people want to make friends, i'm just trying to make a little money. my job is not just to entertain you, but i'm doing teaching tonight. call me at 1-800-743-cnbc. earnings season. earnings season, i dread earnings season. why? because it is overwhelming with so many companies reporting at once and so much data being thrown at you. because it's hard to keep track of the expectations and really know what is better than expected. what the whisper, the real benchmark that must be beaten is. uh-uh. i had a really bad back and i can't stand carrying all those printed out versions of the conference calls as i schlepped from downtown manhattan where i do "squawk
. that is all for us tonight. now, "ac 360" with wolf blitzer in for anderson cooper. >> thanks, piers. good evening, everyone. it is 10:00 p.m. here on the east coast. i'm wolf blitzer in for anderson cooper. tonight, a diamond heist straight out of an action movie script, thiefs in belgium make off with $50 million in diamonds in just minutes. a highly choreographied heist. now the question, who done it? >>> also ahead, a follow-up on a "360" investigation involving a veterans hospital contaminated water and multiple cases of legionnaires' disease. tonight, just how widespread the outbreak was and why there are now accusations of a cover-up. we're keeping them honest. >>> we begin with the murder charge that captivated and horrified millions of people around the globe. today, the suspect, the olympian runner oscar pistorius gave his side of the story. in his own words, reads by i had lawyer at the bail hearing, he described in dramatic detail what led him to shoot and kill his girlfriend in the middle of the night. you're going to hear his words in a moment. while his statement was being r
viewers? >> you want to use the volatility to find the companies strong free cash flow. like the auto stocks, toyota, emerging markets have been relative underperformers year to nate. buy dong fang motor, make 3 million cars in china every year, a company you can own to play the catch up trade in the emerging markets. >> howard? >> i agree with what sarah said. apple has couldn't come up 4.7 times ebidta. apple is extremely cheap, the stock will be at $600 the next 18 months. buy it again. >> go back to 600. >> you care about all the proposition 2? >> yeah. >> i don't think it's critical >> i think it is a bit of a nuisance. this is a company that's made more money for shareholders in the last few years than the entire rest of the technology industry combined. give them a break. they didn't even have a dividend 12 months ago. >> right or wrong? >> i don't know if he's right or wrong. i think you have to give management a little bit more time. i think that we are going a little too hasty pushing them h i think they will do the right thing, return more cash to shareholders. no question
to u.s. national security and to international peace and security. north korea has been warning for weeks that it was about to test its nuclear arsenal. on tuesday morning, it exploded a bomb in a facility one kilometer underground near the same location of its nuclear test in 2006 and 2009. >> there is concern that they could come up with a delivery system for their nuclear weapons. >> reporter: last week the u.s. and south korean navies launched military drills in the region as a show of force. north korea's test demonstrates a significant split from its main patron, china. recently beijing warned leader kim jong-un against any weapons tests. >> they've said publicly that there would be real consequences for north korea. what those consequences are we have to see, but i suspect it's going to be more than an angry lettered. >> reporter: china is one of the few countries supporting north korea's fragile economy and could respond by cutting financial aid. this latest test may provide evidence of the strength of north korea's nuclear arsenal. >> if this is a uranium enrichment tes
but our dr. jon lapook brought us what he says is the most definitive study yet that the so-called mediterranean diet-- including olive oil and nuts wine and fish can prevent the leading cause of death in america: heart disease. and it does it much better than the low-fat diet can. jon has more on why we should pay attention to this study and what it found. >> reporter: today's study compared the mediterranean diet to a low-fat diet among nearly 7,500 patients at high risk for heart disease. after five years those on the mediterranean diet had 30% fewer heart attacks strokes or deaths from heart disease. dr. tara narula is a preventative cardiologist at lenox hill hospital. >> the study is significant because diet is one of the most underestimated and easy way to change your cardiovascular risk profile. >> reporter: the mediterranean diet includes extra virgin olive oil, nuts fresh fruit vegetables beans fish and poultry instead of red or processed meat. it allows for seven or more glasses of wine a weak. the low fat diet also encourages fruit and vegetables but discourages
much for joining us this morning. >> thank you. >> and thank you, everybody, for joining us this morning. enjoy that long weekend. we will see you back here on tuesday. right now, it's time for squawk on the street. >> welcome, live from the new york stock exchange. jim cramer is off today. the u.s. session here, we just had empire state manufacturing crossing, turning positive for the first time since july. we see futures hugging the flat line pretty much. the s&p with a bias towards the green. in europe, the d-20 meeting is underway in moscow. your mixed bag as we have spain in the negative. japan's nikkei, that's one that's notable, dropping as yen strengthen for the fourth straight session. hang seng is wup and kospi is flat. >> our road map begins with a valentine that carl ichichan. it's the latest sell in the battle of the billionaires as the shorts feel the squeeze. >> apple emerges as the battleground stock with the likes of einhorn and tsiros and low, getting out. >> they are off the boat. passengers on the carnival triumph finally disembarked in mobile, alabama, b
no, and major garrett is at the white house to sort it all out for us. >> reporter: president obama continued to warn today that budget cuts could do real economic damage but was candid about when people would notice. >> these impacts will not all be felt on day one. but rest assured, the uncertainty is already having an affect. companies are preparing layoff notices. families are preparing to cut back on expenses. and the longer these cuts are in place, the bigger the impact will become. >> reporter: one republican governor, nikki haley of south carolina, said cutting federal spending without jeopardizing key services is so easy even her two children could do it. >> how many more times are we going to have to deal with these issues over and over again because of the finger pointing and the blame game that keeps on happening in washington? what i will tell you is, we heard today a whole lot of no. >> reporter: mr. obama has endorsed a senate democratic bill that seeks higher taxes on millionaires and unspecified cuts to defense and farm programs. house speaker john boehnor afternoon
. join us tomorrow. "squawk on the street" begins right now. >>> good wednesday morning. welcome to "squawk on the street." i'm melissa lee, with carl quintanilla, jim cramer and david faber at post 9 here at the new york stock exchange. the day after we broke a lot of records for the u.s. markets, we're looking at an update for the dow. the s&p looking to give back just a little bit, along with the nasdaq. as for the picture over in europe, some comments from germans chancellor angela merkel about the euro saying between 130 and 140 for the u.s. dollar is normal. those are the comments being focused on this morning. a mixed bag in terms of europe and take a look at the picture in asia. the nikkei, the one to focus on, closing at a 4 1/2-year high in yesterday's session. >> fresh five-years for the s&p and dow, fresh 12 years for the nasdaq, helped in part by a renewed appetite for deal making. >> cracks in the housing picture this morning, january starts to decline 8 1/2%. toll brother earnings sharply miss earnings. >> could demand for the iphone be cooling? fox con pressuring
start." thank you for joining us. i'm john berman. >> and i'm zoraida sambolin. >>> "starting point" with soledad o'brien starts right now. >> welcome, everybody. a developing story. bitter winter storm wreaking havoc across much of the country. roofs collapsing, drivers trapped and airports a mess two people are dead as record snow falls on the plains and flood warnings threaten the southeast. the storm turning out to be much worse than expected. live team coverage ahead. >>> and a new shocking investigation, "usa today" says there is a growing bioterror threat from within our own country. talking about diseases like anthrax and the plague. details in leave report. >>> new overnight, a hot air balloon carrying more than a dozen tourists explodes and crashes to the ground in egypt. also happening, one of britain's top catholic leaders speaking out about the grelatest scandal shocking the church. and a claim by a former friar that homosexuality is a ticking time bomb for the church. >>> we are all looking at itsly and why what's important for politic there is affecting what's happeni
with normal video and this is me being shot with the eight millimeter application. the death tore showed us frame by frame where he used the app. one example, this aerial sequence. >> this is actually out of a flight window. it looks like real film. you can't tell the difference. >> reporter: he told us he also used the app to shoot video off a computer screen. his purpose was to get that '70s feel, the time when rodriguez, his subject, was actively making music. >> i filmed this with regular film, and i shot the computer screen, like that, so i got the super eight feeling. >> reporter: tracking down the creator of the app proved a challenge. we eventually located him in northeastern china where he was visiting. by skype he shared his reaction to finding out his app was used in an oscar nominated film. >> it's crazy. we are pretty thrilled. >> reporter: hearing about his app's connection to the film inspired him to watch "searching for sugar man." >> what did you think? >> it's quite a touching film. >> reporter: hong is a fan of the movie by beng lou is a fan of the app. nischelle turner,
was being used to remove medical testing residue. she's battling cancer and will undergo a second skin graft today. >>> a blast in kansas city like set off by a construction crew working underground hitting the natural gas line. one woman worked there and 15 others injured. i think she's still missing. others are in the hospital. those are the headlines. >> that's unbelievable news about the blade runner. to think the state above a prosecutor that has this background that money did a background check on the guy prosecuting the would-be murder. >> and suddenly the world is on it and they are investigating everybody. >> he is being investigated for murder and they put him in charge of the case. >> premedicated murder. >> and we will have it coming up an hour from now. >> the sequester is looming. if you listen to the president of the united states it's pretty much the end of the world. life as we know it will end unless the republicans cave and give him more tax -- rather more tax increases for the wealthiest people. but when you look beneath the numbers you realize that with this gigantic b
for politic there is affecting what's happening in washington. >>> tom price will join us, the secretary of the navy, ray mabus, and sybrina fulton and tracy martin, trayvon martin's parents join us, along with their attorneys, benjamin crump, richard blais and makazive mandela. "starting point" starts now. we begin this morning talking about the devastating winter storm in parts of texas and oklahoma. already buried under more than a foot of snow. one local mayor says we have roofs collapsing all over town. we'll speak to him in a moment. highways and airports shut down. take a look at this photo taken by ireporter philip prince, an instructor too, spent eight hours stuck in his rig on interstate 40 east of amarillo, texas. two people have been killed. one on an ice-slicked road and another after a roof collapsed from the weight of the snow. severe weather is expected as far as florida. the massive system tracking to the north and east. wisconsin, michigan, illinois, all in its path. jennifer delgado is tracking the storm. erin mcpike is live in kansas city. we'll start with you. >> we'
think it's going to go a lot higher here. >> all right. that does it for us. more fast at 5:00, following me on twitter. see if the dow get closer to that all-time high. >> "halftime" is over. "power lunch" and send half of the trading day start right now. >> all right, scott. thank you very much. there is pain at the pump. yes, there is. gasoline prices creeping up massively in the past month. people starting to take notice and corporate america starting to get nervous. today stocks in danger of taking a bit of a gas hit. so is this the answer? we will hit the road with the tesla. phil lebeau is going to pull in to help us separate fact from fiction. >>> heist of the year. have you heard about this? millions of dollars worth of diamonds disappear in a brazen theft overnight. sue is out. michelle caruso-cabrera joins us from the new york stock exchange. >> i don't have nif those diamonds. not yet. we'll start with the markets and march to the all time highs. dow jones industrial higher by 48 points, comfortable about 14,000, 14,029. so far the dow is up 7%. s&p also up 7% ye
and entered the tarmac and used the same hole when they made their es cabe. >> they didn't use guns and no one was hurt. diamonds were headed to switzerland at the time. >>> nestle is recalling products in europe over concerns that they might contain horse meat. the company says traces of horse meat dna in two chilled pasta meals. nestle is suspending deliveries of all products that include beef from a german supplier. unauthorized horse meat has been found in several foods labeled as beef in six countries in europe. >>> fears today a california man accused of rape may have found other victims through a christian dating website. 37-year-old shawn banks is charged with sexually assaulting a woman he met on christianmingle.com. on the website he went by the name raridy. >> at her residence he began to become more and more aggressive and ultimately led to a charge of raping her. >> investigators say banks went by multiple names, in fact, on the website including ryland, ryland butterwood or ryland harbaugh. >>> let's check out the floor of the new york stock exchange. the dow dances around a five
happening now. jenna: hi, everybody, great for you to join us today, we are always so happy to see you, i'm jenna lee. jon: i'm jon scott. california police are working to confirm that. charred human remains found in a mountain cabin of those of accused excop christopher dorner. wanted in the murders of four people, including two california law enforcement officers in a revenge-fueled rampage. the long search reached a dramatic climb action on live television yesterday when a plan believed to be dorner took two possible tajes and stole a car. one of the possible hostages got free and dialed 911. police tracked down the suspect, engaged him in a wild shootout and dorner ultimately barricade himself inside the cabin which eventually went up in flames. los angeles police holding a news conference right now with new details on this standoff. let's listen. >> what transpired in san bernardino is being investigated by the san bernardino county sheriff's department, and so i have no comments on their investigation at this time. i can tell you that the lapd has now moved back into a normal state
used to make fun of my wife because he cleaned up the tray and seats and arm. watch out for the remote controls. that is a high traffic and the phone and also the light switch. those are the areas where there is a lot of germs and a lot of times we have immune system to fight it and make sure you clean it up and keep it safe. >> and same thing at home. >> common surfaces is where the germs are. >> when you move out i will tidy up. >> fantastic start for the brain. >> in a few minutes, the doctors will continue their conversation. go to live chat and they will answer questions. go to fox news.com/sunday house call and look them up and ask some questions. they will not stay all day but stay for a while. >> bring it on. nice to see you. >> thank you. >> well, fox news alert. eric it was yours. >> this is a story that we have followed ever since comments and remarks were made against chuck hagel. new developments over the confirmation fight. first the secretary of defense potentially senator hagel. republicans delayed that confirmation with the historic filibuster but there
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of a job at minimum wage. that's the kind of story your parents used to tell. lucky i met him. >> the teen's boss even picks him up for the first day of work. next the bad. a chinese government official caught on camera trashing an airport boarding gate ripping up computers and trying to smash a sign through doors. police say he was mad because he missed his flight. the ugly. a car crashing through the roof of a house in texas. police say the driver was going over 90 miles an hour, lost control and went airborne crash landing through the roof. the driver and everyone in the house walked away unharmed. >> time for your brew on this question of the day responses. earlier in the show we told you about how children in massachusetts are being sent home with so-called fat letters telling parents their children's body mass index with instructions on how to deal with weight issues. >> we want to know if you think these letters are fine are over the line. jack says over the line. tony says they are truth letters instead of getting mad they should take action. treat it as an opportunity to break the
for joining us today, everybody. i'm fresh out of time. but "around the world" is next. >>> i'm suzanne malveaux. >> i'm michael holmes. >> welcome to "around the world." egypt, a freak accident, hot air balloon explodes in the a plummets to the ground, 18 people dead. a live report. >>> vatican city, learning more about the future and what it holds for pope benedict xvi, final week cloud by scandal. >> the dow rallying from yesterday's big loss but not so for world markets. italy's election causing uncertainty. the government, europe's third largest economy, facing a deadlock. >>> egypt, tourists flying high above ancient egyptian sites plunging to their deaths when a hot air balloon explodes and crashes. >> 18 people have died. the local government has banned all other hot air balloon flights for now. it happened in luxor. the latest on the investigation. >> ian, let's start with what the theory is at the moment. there are reports of a gas cylinder exploding. describe what you've heard. >> reporter: well, michael, that's exactly what ware we're hearing. an the 1,000 feet a gas caniste
they're doing. keep it up, fellas, and the we can do anything to help, give us a call. >> thank you so much. >> thank you for having us. you get younger by the day. jose, let's get to the ladies and play some fwofl. >> "squawk on the street" begins right now. ♪ let's do it >> good tuesday morning. welcome to "squawk on the street." i'm carl quintanilla with melissa lee. cramer is back. welcome, jim. >> thank you, partner. >> live at the new york stock exchange, faber is off today. futures are tipping a bit higher here. we've not had a losing week so far this year. germany is up on the back of a good zew numbers. our road map begins with a holiday shortened week. but plenty of earnings and data. back and raring to go. >> oh, is he. and a highlight this week will be earnings from walmart. february sales are a disaster. could it be because of gas prices which have climbed for 32 days straight? >> office max and office depot in advanced merger discussions in an all-stock deal that could be announced this week. what could that mean to this year's m&a trend? >> and best buy is trying to ki
of visitors with scenery, food and lots and lots of laughs. richard schlesinger will escort us with there time travel. >> reporter: the grand hotels of the borst belt are long gone but the jokes survive. >> you eat and drink water and we'll form cement in your stomach. >> everybody did the same jokes. jews have been constipated for 5,000 years. >> reporter: the audiences were tough, the punch lines familiar. >> i earned that joke. reporter: but people still pay to hear them. >> of course the last time i came home i found my business partner in bed with my wife. i said jake, i have to but you? >> reporter: later on sunday morning, beyond the catskills new life for the borst belt. >> osgood: ship of state is a figure of speech we sometimes use to refer to this country and those in charge of it. this morning mark strassman will be taking us aboard the united states -- not the figure of speech -- but the real ship. >> reporter: the s.s. united states was once the pride of our nation. she still holds the title of the fastest and some would say most beautiful ship we've ever built. but today she's i
said that the u.s. state department was adjunct of the israeli foreign minister's office which would be breath taking if he said that to have a view. i got a letter back from senator hagel in did you say that or believe that. high said he didn't recall that and disavowings. he also concerns about bengazi . even though hagel was not in time graham demanding answers. the white house said congress has plenty of answers from them about bengazi. >> you know, just the other day, our counselsent a letter to capitol hill on the latest on bengazi. that is it 10,000 pages of documents we have provided. >> the president himself said a lot of the questions of bengazi were driven by congress and they're running out of questions to ask. stiantor john mccain said hagel is not qualified but the senate should confirm him because a reasonable amount of time has passed. >> thank you, steve. >> you bet. >> it is an emotional day in rome, that has pope john paul ii blesses want faithful from his window. for the first time since announcing his resignation. a crowd of 50,000 fill would st. peter's square 1
declared to this chamber that the constitution makes us not rivals for power but partners for progress. >> reporter: in the first state of the union address of his second term -- >> the state of our union is strong. >> reporter: -- president obama made a direct challenge to congress. >> let's get this done. >> reporter: as he laid out his vision for the country, the president repeatedly called on democrats and republicans to act. >> the american people don't expect government to solve every problem. but they do expect us to put the nation's interests before party. >> reporter: it all came on the same day speaker john boehner called the president out for not having the courage or guts to make tough choices on the budget. the president used the power of the podium to push back. >> some in congress have proposed preventing only the defense cuts. by making even bigger cuts to things like education and job training. medicare and social security benefits. that idea is even worse. >> reporter: as is typical of most state of the union addresses, the president covered lots of ground. >> our fir
. instead of using our military men and women as campaign props, the president was serious, he'd sit down with harry reid and begin to address our problems. >> this is not the time to be campaigning. this is the time to solve something. he's going on the road tomorrow 150 miles away to again hype this up, try to scare the american public when he could go one mile down and talk to harry reid. >>brian: i would say two things happened happening. one, the republican house yesterday voted to fund the neil armstrong flight research center. they should be focusing on this. they should be saying these are the programs i put forward last year, what i'm urging the president to push. on the other side, i think it is a great move which governor scott walker brought up yesterday. republicans are saying i like to give the president the power to levy the cuts as he sees fit. so the $85 billion does not have to cut to the bone. you could do it in a way that would provide less pain. >>steve: it's not going to cut to the bone. the president described it as a meat cleaver because it is an across-the-board c
in the studio of, what, is halperin walking in here? with us -- this is amazing. look at this, the "game change" boys. >> they're back and better than ever. >> we also have the sexy statistician -- >> according to twitter. >> yes. former treasury official and "morning joe" economic analyst, steve rattner. national affairs editor for "new york" magazine and political analyst, john heilemann and senior political analyst, mark halperin. >> what a game. mika, you had to, like -- you had to stay on every play eating your fried hot dogs. >> no. >> she was there. she was there, beginning to end. >> no. >> is it true when you watch a game, you score it at home? >> no. i was at a cafe in lower manhattan, actually. i did see beyonce. >> yeah. >> yeah? and? >> she was hot. that was good. >> really? >> yeah, i thought so. >> wow. >> what did you guys think? apparently she did not lip-sync. >> no, i would prefer jennifer hudson and the sandy hook choir. >> that was amazing. i did see that. >> so moving. that was fantastic. and the game was pretty good, too. >> we've had some good super bowls of late. >> int
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to the next level with high-tech clothing. dr. sanjay gupta will give us his diagnosis on lady gaga's injury. got to hear about that. and i go shooting with rocker and gun activist ted new gent. first, a recession in europe, an economic storm in washington so, why is ali velshi convinced a renaissance may be at hand for the u.s. economy? find out right now on "your money." >>> despite a recession in europe, major mergers in the united states show evidence that business is picking up. america could be on the road to prosperity if not for our politicians standing on the way. i'm ali velshi. this is "your money." there's ap economic storm hovering just off our shores. the headwinds are gathering strength as our elected official once again seem prepared to take the american economy to the brink of destruction. this time over a march 1st deadline for the across-the-board government cuts known as the sequester. >> this is not a game. this is reality. >> i don't like the sequester. it's taking a meat axe to our government. >> these steps would seriously damage the fragile american economy. >> still
's nuclear weapons and ballistic missile program constitutes a threat to u.s. national securityty and to international peace and security. ♪or north korea has been warning for weeks it was about to test its l. nuclear arsenal opinion on tuesday morning it exploded a in bomb in a facility one kilometerunderground underground, near the same same location location of its nuclear test in 2006 and 2009. >> there is concern that they could come could come up with a delivery system for their nuclear weapon weapons.eporter: l >> reporter: last week the u.s. .s. and south korea navies launched military drills in the region as a show of force.fo north korea's test demonstrates ificant a significant split from its main patron china. recently beijing warned leader ns kim jong-un against any weapons tests. >> they've said publicly there rea. would be real consequences for north korea. what those consequences are we have have to see but i suspect it's going to be more than an angry of letter. >> reporter: china is one of the few countries supporting north could respond korea's f
is about cuts and closing loopholes that enables us to invest in the things that grow jobs -- >> also knew nu today, the "washington post" reports a bipartisan group of senators is close to a deal that would expand background checks to all private gun sales with limited exceptions. sources say the talks are being led by two republicans and two democrats and the plan is expected to earn gop support in the coming days. peter alexander joins me. good sunday to you. what else did we hear on the sequester issue today snr. >> a good question. a gorgeous day at the white house but not nearly as pretty as you look at the horizon, barely 100 hours from the sequester that leading democrats call stupid, they call dumb across the board cuts, the white house rolging out some of its top cabinet secretaries, arne duncan, raily lahood, to make i clear the potential impact of these cuts. david gregory this morning on "meet the press" suggests perhaps this is being overstated by the government. >> this is not your father's faa. this is an faa that has to meet certain contract obligations with our controller
a renaissance may be at hand for the u.s. economy? find out right now on "your money." >>> despite a recession in europe, major mergers in the united states show evidence that business is picking up. america could be on the road to prosperity if not for our politicians standing on the way. i'm ali velshi. this is "your money." there's ap economic storm hovering just off our shores. the headwinds are gathering strength as our elected official once again seem prepared to take the american economy to the brink of destruction. this time over a march 1st deadline for the across-the-board government cuts known as the sequester. >> this is not a game. this is reality. >> i don't like the sequester. it's taking a meat axe to our government. >> these steps would seriously damage the fragile american economy. >> still fragile enough that four years after the recession the u.s. economy actually shrank in the last three months of 2012. the storm clouds were ready to blow away and washington basically called them back. >> i think we're all aware that we have some urgent business to do. >> if not for indeci
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